Why did so many dry cleaners have neon signs? I don't know, but this one at Elite Cleaners in San Jose won't be around too long. The cleaners are moving. They were amused when I asked if the signs moves with them...
Another look at the sign, up close this time. I love that serpentine arrow.
This sketch is of a sign by Felafel’s Drive-In, a popular felafel joint with a classic American drive-in sign. The good news? This place is thriving and they’re not going anywhere soon. I sketched this sign on what was possibly our only really rainy day this year.
Next up? I’m looking for suggestions. Know of a Bay Area location with a great vintage sign? A theater marquee? Or a handpainted storefront sign? Let me know, I’d love to sketch it.
To see a set of my vintage sign sketches so far, head over to this set on flickr.